Those protesting against 'Vishwaroopam' don't represent majority: Kamal Haasan

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Jan 25, 2013 at 11:56am IST

New Delhi: In a scathing criticism of those who protested against his latest film, 'Vishwaroopam', Tamil actor Kamal Haasan said that they did not represent the majority. "My brothers have misunderstood me.. I think they must have more tolerance and must understand work of art, where it is coming from. I am sure these few do not represent the majority... Like how you said... how can one judge make a call for so many people? How can a few Muslims talk on behalf of the community?" he asked.

"I know Muslims who have liked the film.. There have been many Muslims in the censor board and they have no complaint," he added.

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The release of 'Vishwaroopam' was stayed after protests by a few Muslim groups who alleged that it hurt their sentiments. The Tamil Nadu government put its release on hold. Haasan approached the Madras High Court calling it cultural terrorism.

The Madras High Court is set to announce its decision on the issue on Monday. It said that one of its judges will watch the movie on Saturday and then decide.

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Meanwhile, on Friday, the movie's screening was affected in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh as well, as the police asked film distributors to not screen the movie in "communally sensitive" areas on Friday as it is the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi.

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